Producing its own display is the latest effort from Apple to bring more components in-house.
APPLE is making its own hi-tech displays for the first time in a secret facility near its Apple Park headquarters in California.
Apple facility will be "the first of its kind" and will apparently measure in at 62,000 square feet, but will not be in a position to mass produce Apple Watch displays, which would suggest that Apple plans for MicroLED screens are in their early experimental stages.
MicroLED (mLED) screens are different to the current organic LED screens that are widely used in flagship Android devices as well as the Apple iPhone X. But it should be noted not only Microsoft but Apple has filed patents for a foldable smartphone unit.
On the other hand, Japan Display, Sharp and LG Display will be the main suppliers of LTPS panels to Apple in 2018, said the sources. Given that Samsung makes around $110 for each OLED panel it sells to Apple, billions are at stake.
Shares in three Asian display makers fell after publication of the report. The size also seems to be a little different from the iPhone X. But we can not trust these leaks until Apple release the iPhone SE 2 at WWDC. Although Google doesn't specifically demand an OLED display as a requisite for Daydream the requirement for low persistency (and low latency) invariably means that only phones with an OLED panel and not an LCD panel qualify for Daydream.
Another facility nearby houses technology that handles so-called LED transfers: the process of placing individual pixels into a MicroLED screen. "Everyone can buy an OLED or LCD screen", he says.
The move could hurt Asian display suppliers.MicroLED is a new display technology that has grabbed the attention of several tech firms. Major product companies, including Samsung, Apple, and Facebook's Oculus, are ... What's more, you might recall that Apple in 2014 acquired LuxVue Technology, a company with expertise in MicroLED display technology.
These challenges led to Apple nearly killing its own development project a year ago, according to Bloomberg's sources, but in the end it made a decision to continue working on the technology. The Cupertino-based company took a similar approach with its A-series SoCs found in the iPhone and iPad.